Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mozarella Madness!

Ok so can you guess what was on sale when we went to the supermarket this weekend?

In case you hadn't was big huge blocks of gorgeous Mozarella....

So this week we are experiencing a bit of a mozarella menu madness, which to be honest is not a bad thing!

To start with we thought we would try these Potato Patties (did I mention they are stuffed with basil, tomato and mozarella??)

They were mighty good and mighty easy....sandwich a slice of mozarella and some fresh basil leaves between two slices of tomato and envelope the whole thing in mashed potato. Coat in breadcrumbs, fry and serve...

....but to be honest we were not totally sold, the tomato seemed to over power the herbs and the mozarella so the following night we tried them again but on a smaller scale and by omitting the tomato....and you know what? They were let me give you the new and improved recipe!!

Mozarella Stuffed Potato Balls
500g potatoes
1 tbspn butter
1 tspn wet italian herbs
100g mozarella cut into 1-2cm cubes
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
oil for frying

Boil the potatoes for 10-15 mins or until they are cooked. Drain the water and mash the spuds with the butter and herbs. Set aside to cool.

Once the potato is cool, roll tablespoons of it into balls. Push a cube of mozarella into the centre of each ball making sure it is covered back up so it doesn't leak out during the cooking process!

Roll the balls in breadcrumbs.

Heat a fry pan over medium - high heat and add 1 tbspn oil. Cook the lil potato balls for 2-3 mins on each side or until golden.

Mmmmmmmmm gooey cheesy potato goodness!!

And in other exciting news, for the next two weeks we are cat-sitting a 6 month old kitten called Misty while her parents are on holidays, she is just adorable and so full of character....I'm undecided as to wether I should give her back or skip the country with her!!

More Mozarella Madness...and Misty Madness tomorrow!!

Em x

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